Aurora police involved in eighth shooting incident of 2018; officers OK

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AURORA, Colo. -- The eighth officer-involved shooting in Aurora this year occurred Wednesday as police attempted to arrest a man with a warrant for domestic violence.

Police say the suspect is receiving treatment and no officers were harmed in the shooting near East 22nd Avenue and Fairplay Street.

While many are calling for increased scrutiny of police, especially after the shooting of a Vietnam veteran in July, neighbors said, overall, police do not receive the respect they deserve.

"(We need to) get rid of guns, get rid of guns period," Dale Moulton said.

Angel Fulford said police are put in a challenging position.

"People need to stop, it's just way too much violence, violence begets more violence it's just stupid because police have got a job to do," Fulford said.

The officer involved in the shooting is on paid administrative leave pending the investigation, according to standard policy.

Police are not releasing the names of the officer or the suspect.

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